House Tour: A Colonial Home Renovation

I absolutely love Colonial architecture, and I especially love it when it's given a sympathetic update that preserves features while bringing in modern elements. This stunning townhouse in Philadelphia certainly fits that bill. A stunning colonial home renovation in Philadelphia with beautiful modern twits. Gorgeous white bathroom, big fireplaces and stunning fixtures like the chandeliers.

The white walls and trim give a blank canvas where the room's features, such as this stunning fireplace and beautiful chandelier, can shine

A stunning colonial home renovation in Philadelphia with beautiful modern twist. Gorgeous white bathroom, big fireplaces and stunning fixtures like the chandeliers.

A simple chandelier echoes the relatively unadorned Colonial style of the past, while a walk in shower offers a welcome modern addition.

A stunning colonial home renovation in Philadelphia with beautiful modern twist. Gorgeous white bathroom, big fireplaces and stunning fixtures like the chandeliers.

The kitchen renovation also kept it simple and modern, yet with throwbacks to the past in the cabinet hardware and area rug.

A fantastic renovation. See the whole project here.

DIY: A Home Transformed

This beautiful home in Prince Edward Island on Canada's east coast is all the more impressive for the fact that the couple who live here did the work themselves. Project by project, this Craftsman style home was transformed from dated to modern and fresh, without losing its sense of history and character. an amazing DIY home renovation. A craftsman style home is given a fresh facelift with white walls, a painted fireplace, new kitchen and more!

an amazing DIY home renovation. A craftsman style home is given a fresh facelift with white walls, a painted fireplace, new kitchen and more!

an amazing DIY home renovation. A craftsman style home is given a fresh facelift with white walls, a painted fireplace, new kitchen and more!

The space was opened up with white walls and fireplace, but original touches like radiators maintain the home's original charm. Check out the full DIY story and pictures at East Coast Living. 

 

Restoration: An Old House Dream

I may have mentioned that Old House Dreams is one of my favorite sites. I could spend hours drooling over the amazing old homes up for sale. They range from near knock-downs to splendidly refurbished. This Greek revival in Alabama, is closer to the latter. The latest owners have clearly given it the love it deserves, as well as a small but beautiful modern kitchen! 508-Main-St-202

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Sure, it could use a bit of landscaping (!), but the interior finishes are wonderful - so many small details to notice. Check out the full tour here, but don't say I didn't warn you about the rabbit hole you are about to enter,

Renovated Church

Who hasn't dreamed of acquiring a former church and transforming it? The architecture lends itself to grand statements and this project in Chicago is no exception.

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Note the herringbone tile on the interior of the fireplace. Details count. See more here.